Rains are on, so are the environmentalists who have been waiting for them. Dedan Kimathi Foundation has been on a rush to support tree growing nation wide by donating tree seedlings from its central nursery and distributing ones donated by Kenya Forest Service and other partners to the identified planting sites.
Today, Monday 3rd April 2023,the team of environmental enthusiasts under the leadership of the Foundation CEO ; Ms. Evelyn W. Kimathi, has conducted a series of tree planting activities in Limuru, Kiambu.
The collaboration between the Foundation, Rotary Club of Limuru, Rotaract Club of St. Paul’s University and Young Theologians Initiative for Climate Action landed the team to P.C.E.A Nyoro Primary School, Rironi Location Chief’s Office, Kiroe Assistant Chief’s office and Makutano Secondary school. All these beneficiaries have received both indigenous and exotic tree seedlings to serve commercial and environment conservation purposes. Quick sites preparation led by the foundation green army enabled the team to plant all the tree seedlings donated.
The Foundation continues to sensitize masses to swing to tree growing action in the advantage of the falling rains to actualize the presidential 15bn tree growing plan.
To crown the noble environmental sensitization and tree planting work, the combined team together with Limuru Sub County Environment Officer and county environmental officers carried out a litter picking clean up activity in Limuru town to make the town more appealing for the residents. The team eased run off water drainage trenches by unclogging them.
Limuru Rotary club president; Ms. Hellen Njiraini expressed her gratitude to to the Foundation and other partcipants for sparing time, resources and sharing their knowledge with pupils and students to make them better people. Dedan Kimathi Foundation C.E.O; Ms. Evelyn W. Kimathi emphasized on the need to embark on heavy tree planting to mitigate climate change terming the crisis as more threatening than the old days British colonialism.